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Rough Science 5 Zanzibar: Meet the scientists

Updated Wednesday, 9th August 2006

Meet the scientists from the fifth BBC/OU TV series Rough Science, based in Zanzibar, and read the inside stories of the challenges in their diaries

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Ellen McCallie

Ellen McCallie is a tropical ecologist who’s currently working on a Ph.D. in science education. Ellen’s most alive when she’s in the natural world; she’s an avid hiker, cyclist, and outdoors-person.

Ellen's diary: Shipwrecked
Ellen's diary: Lost At Sea
Ellen's diary: Call of the Wild
Ellen's diary: To The Lighthouse
Ellen's diary: The Reef
Ellen's diary: Beneath The Waves


Jonathan Hare is a physicist with the University of Sussex, currently running the Creative Science Centre.

Jonathan's diary: Shipwrecked
Jonathan's diary: Lost At Sea
Jonathan's diary: Call of the Wild
Jonathan's diary: To The Lighthouse
Jonathan's diary: The Reef
Jonathan's diary: Beneath The Waves


Kathy Sykes

Physicist Kathy Sykes holds the Collier Chair as Professor of Public Understanding of Science at Bristol University. This is her fourth Rough Science project.

Kathy's diary: Shipwrecked
Kathy's diary: Lost At Sea
Kathy's diary: Call of the Wild
Kathy's diary: To The Lighthouse
Kathy's diary: The Reef
Kathy's diary: Beneath The Waves

Mike Bullivant

A chemist by training, Mike Bullivant was, until recently, Course Manager in the Chemistry Department at the Open University - now you'll find him presenting work across a variety of media. He's taken all the Rough Science challenges.

Mike's diary: Shipwrecked
Mike's Diary: Lost At Sea
Mike's Diary: Call of the Wild
Mike's Diary: To The Lighthouse
Mike's Diary: The Reef
Mike's Diary: Beneath The Waves





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